Michael Holmes

ADNZ Professional Member Holmes Architecture



Martinborough House

  • Category Residential
  • Year completed 2016
  • Location Martinborough
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Larchwood Heights

  • Category Residential
  • Year completed 2018
  • Location Queenstown
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Wairarapa Coast

Herbertville Bach

  • Category Residential
  • Year completed 2014
  • Location Wairarapa Coast
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Hinakura Renovation

  • Category Renovation
  • Year completed 2014
  • Location Martinborough
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Kibblewhite Road

  • Category Residential
  • Year completed 2013
  • Location Masterton
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CQ Hotel

  • Category Multi-Unit
  • Year completed 2015
  • Location Wellington
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Holmes Architecture is a residential and commercial interior practice that specialises in highly crafted and considered architectural design and project delivery.
Coming from a background in construction, principal Mike Holmes established the practice in 2010 while completing the Masters of Architecture programme at Victoria. Ten years working on complex residential and commercial projects as a builder fostered an innate curiosity for how buildings are conceived, and Holmes Architecture developed organically through connecting this intimate knowledge of the construction process with an intuition for design and passion for exceptional architecture.
This unique approach has proven a successful framework for the development and delivery of a diverse array of projects. Through a comprehensive design-led philosophy we regard every design brief as an opportunity to articulate the unique conditions of each context into elegant design solutions.


  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Renovation
  • Multi-Unit
  • Interiors


  • ADNZ National Finalist Residential Compact New Home up to 150m2 – 2018
  • ADNZ National Finalist Residential Interiors – 2018
  • ADNZ National Finalist Residential Compact New Home up to 150m2 – 2017
  • ADNZ National Finalist Residential New Home over 300m2 – 2017
  • ADNZ National Finalist Resene colour in design award – 2017

Client Reviews

Mike was a wonderful professional to work with.

He has a fantastic style and flare for interesting and different architecture. Clean lines, industrial feel, minimal. He saw our ideas and made them happen on paper and then in the build. He was great at communicating, sorting things out for us in a timely manner, and had excellent problem solving skills if anything cropped up as it usually does when building.

We were seeing all of this happen from afar not living in Queenstown, so the process was difficult but Mike made it super easy and the result is really great! Mike was our architect and project manager for this small holiday house (stage 1 of a stage 2 project).

We are absolutely chuffed with the result!!

Anna Rowe - Holiday Retreat Queenstown